Kalido, the leading data warehouse life cycle management (DWLM) software provider, has opened new U.S. headquarters in Burlington, Massachusettes. to support the company’s rapidly growing business in North America. In addition, Kalido is significantly expanding its U.S. sales, technical support and consulting services to meet the needs of North American customers, including recent wins Labatt Breweries of Canada, Georgia-Pacific Corp. and Comision Federal de Electricidad.

Kalido successfully markets the KALIDO DWLM Suite to provide users with timely and consolidated management information and master data throughout organizational change for optimized performance management and accelerated financial reporting. Labatt Breweries of Canada will use Kalido’s DWLM software to underpin its enterprise business intelligence platform. The manufacturer Georgia-Pacific Corp. will also use the DWLM software in the U.S. to support the provision of dynamic business intelligence. Comision Federal de Electricidad (CFE), the Mexican public electric energy utility, has acquired the KALIDO DWLM Suite to aggregate disparate performance measures and view production and generation capacity near real time.

Customers that have deployed the KALIDO DWLM Suite in their US operations include Accenture, Intelsat, Royal Dutch/Shell Group, and Unilever. Kalido’s US headquarters and sales offices will provide technical and sales support for these customers, and pave the way for further expansion into the company’s core vertical markets of consumer packaged goods, financial services and energy. The Burlington office will also act as the U.S. base of CEO Bob Potter, and vice president of Marketing and Product Management Michael Waclawiczek. The company also has a sales office in Houston Texas, and plans to open an office in New York City. The support of European customers and operations continues to be provided by Kalido’s European headquarters in London, England and its Paris office. In July 2003 Kalido announced it had secured funding from venture capital firms Atlas Venture and Benchmark Capital to help finance the company’s international growth and accelerate new product development. Following the funding, Kalido introduced its DWLM software suite, which aims to close the gap between business and data warehouse cycles, leading to more timely and accurate delivery of information throughout business change.

Furthermore, as part of its strategy to expand its offering within the business intelligence and data warehouse market, Kalido maintains a strategic alliance with Business Objects, the world’s leading provider of business intelligence solutions. Kalido also operates a global alliance with Accenture and a series of reseller partnerships in Europe and North America.

According to Bill Inmon, the “father of data warehousing,” “Perhaps the most innovative product in the last decade, Kalido solves some very hard problems that most organizations don’t even know how to articulate. Kalido is one of the best run and best managed start ups to appear in recent history. If you know what a global data warehouse is, or if you even suspect you might need one (whatever that might be) then you need to see Kalido.” Source: Inmon Associates, Inc., Newsletter, December 18, 2003.

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